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    Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items Summer Lunch Program 2014 July 7 August 1 2014 Fort Bragg DSO Fort Bragg NC June 17 2014 The Fort Bragg Schools System is pleased to announce that our Summer Lunch Program will operate this summer from July 7 to August 1 2014 Hours of operation will be 11 00a m 1 00 p m We invite every child in our communities along with their family to participate We hope that you will take the opportunity to come and join us this summer It is always a pleasure to be able to feed the children at Fort Bragg and surroundings areas The Summer Lunch Program will operate in the following Schools Shughart Elementary 4800 Camel Road Linden Oaks Area Irwin Intermediate Bldg 6318 Rhine Road Fort Bragg Each of these sites will be open to the entire Fort Bragg Pope and Linden Oaks communities Congress established this program believing that the program is primarily directed toward children in an approved geographical area The program was established as an act of Congress with the belief that nutritious meals should not end when school vacation begins Due to this Congressional action all meals served to children who are 18 years of age or younger are FREE Adults accompanying children may purchase a meal for A La Carte prices The sites will operate on a first come first served basis and the operation time is from 11 00 am to 1

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    away from the Wiregrass area We are moving to Fort Campbell Ky so I am a little nervous and excited to make new friends and go to a new school said Xander Moody Army Family member I will miss this school because I really liked being in the chorus because we got to sing and go and see places around the community But learning how to add and subtract was neat too Addy Thompson future seventh grader is fortunate enough to stay in the Wiregrass but is nervous about transitioning to middle school I really enjoyed science this year because we had some really cool projects I like the possibilities that the class let us explore The invention convention where we all made a new invention at home was awesome she said I will really really miss the teachers here and I won t be going to the same school as some of my friends But I am looking forward to new classes I can take Even the principals were reflective and somewhat emotional when letting the students go some for the final time Many of these students leaving the school I have seen grow over the last few years and I am so happy that I got to see the progression that all of them have made said Vicki Gilmer Fort Rucker Primary School principal I even teared up at the sixth grade graduation May 28 All of the students have worked so hard and it s just exciting to see them heading off to middle school Gilmer said the school has had an amazing year with events partnerships and testing We had so much going on this year Some of my favorites were Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Fest Time to Shine Rally and our Wizard of Oz production she said We also began new partnerships with different organizations on post like U S Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory and Lyster Army Health Clinic It was really nice to have a buddy in the neighborhood that could further educate the students The school also received the Terra Nova test results last week and they were absolutely outstanding she said The average score for the Terra Nova is 50 percent said Gilmer and every grade level and in every content area FRES scored well above that We went up as a school in 14 categories Our sixth grade class scored in the 70 and 80 percentile and that is remarkable she said FRPS celebrated the last week of school with more than just play dates said Deborah Deas Fort Rucker Primary School principal This last week has been really fun and packed full of activities for all the students she said We watched movies had a water themed field day along with our traditional field day and had beach themed days pizza parties game days and other various activities Emma Rose Chandler future second grader reflected on what she liked best about primary school and what she is looking forward

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    Employees Teachers Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items Ansbach High School s 9th JROTC Battalion to Participate in D Day Commemoration DoDEA Alexandria VA June 5 2014 Ansbach High School s 9th JROTC Battalion will represent DoDEA Europe at the 70th Anniversary of D Day commemoration in Normandy France this week The unit with 36 cadets will join 50 other JROTC Battalions representing every state in the nation This effort was spearheaded by Major Madonna Roberts JROTC instructor at Ansbach HS This endeavor was heavily supported by fund raisers from the local VFW American Legion and Ansbach and Illesheim Spouses Clubs Each cadet will be wearing a ribbon or dog tag to honor an individual service member living or deceased who took part in the invasion The cadets have researched the service member and will present his or her story to the battalion Among the events the cadets will be marching in the parade at Sainte Mere Eglise They will also be participating in ceremonies at the St James Cemetery and the American Cemetery To learn more about D Day visit the DoD Special Anniversay page at the link below On June 6 1944 nearly 160 000 Allied troops landed along a heavily fortified 50 mile stretch of French coastline in the historic operation known as D Day More than 9 000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded on the beaches of Normandy but by day s end the Allies had gained a foothold

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    to imagine a way that could help the hen complete an important task travel from her farm to the wheat mill in order to make flour for bread After considering the problem together the students decided to design an airplane to transport the hen and her wheat to a nearby farm Importantly the students had to engineer the airplane to make sure it could fly at least three meters Shaney Shaffer FRPS education technologist and STEM committee member said such challenges activate students science and math skills while encouraging them to use technology to research their ideas The process also stimulates students ability to think like an engineer as they test and refine their models We talk about how engineers are not able to make something right away they have to change it and tweak it as they need to Shaffer said Shaffer said students worked together in teams to brainstorm and build their problem solving projects which helped them practice effective collaboration and communication skills Additionally each team member was tasked with a specific job that only he or she could fulfill Shaffer said giving children their own individual roles helps them feel like a valuable member of the group and often challenges them to step out of their usual comfort zones Overall these activities promote the development of 21 st Century Skills a major emphasis in STEM schools Shaffer said these skills are very important for students to learn at a young age as it is never too early to prepare them for the future The reason STEM has been such a big component in a lot of schools is because that is where the jobs are heading these days Shaffer said The earlier you start the better you become FRPS Principal Dr Debbie Deas said STEM learning teaches students to be good problem solvers in other areas of their lives as well STEM learning is a valuable problem solving skill and problem solving is one of the main skills in the 21 st century and the new jobs that are coming along and really in everyday life how you re going to solve a problem Deas said Deas said STEM learning also helps students see the power of their own ideas which builds their confidence when it comes to tackling tough problems I think it helps their confidence tremendously because it enables them It teaches them that they can be a problem solver and they can figure something out Deas said STEM based lessons and activities are very effective learning tools for young children Deas said Although the concepts may seem advanced she said the students at FRPS often amaze her with their ingenuity Deas recalled watching two kindergarten students work together to design a paper airplane After they carefully considered the placement of each crease one student announced her plans to color the wings Deas was surprised to hear the other child s response If you color it it might make it heavier and then it

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    engineering and mathematics partnership between Fort Benning s Department of Defense Education Activity and DPW s Environmental Management Division developed the 400 acre Wood Project to help students understand how land is managed holistically within an ecosystem said Tannis Danley the Environmental Management Division s air program manager We assigned each class a 400 acre parcel of land that happens to be located on Fort Benning and we gave them all of the information that we have in our natural resources branch about that land such as topography and types of soil Danley said We asked them to develop a plan and describe to us how they would manage that land We also gave them a fictitious land owner assigned to each track of land with specific requirements from creating a hunting preserve to wildlife and ecotourism Students were taken on a field trip to a nature trail on Fort Benning to understand various aspects of land management Teachers divided the students into groups to create written reports and develop three dimensional models of the projects Language arts and reading teacher Lorri Lane said the project combined several subjects with real world occupations and inspiration to think outside of the box The students were excited from the beginning Lane said In today s world students have to be able to analyze and synthesize information look at a resource and know if it s reliable Being the inaugural group for this project this was learning process for all of us On May 28 students presented their projects to staff from the Environmental Management Division Seventh grader Alexis Sizemore and her group used the 400 acres to design a park and wildlife preserve with recreational opportunities for their landowner his family and the surrounding community I found that creating a 3D model

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    DoDEA Director Thomas Brady who was visiting the Kaiserslautern Military School Community You are only as good as the teachers you learn from said the visibly excited Loomis I can not be more proud to represent Kaiserslautern She has taught in the Kaiserslautern District her entire DoDDS Europe tenure She taught 7th grade math and was the educational technologist at Bitburg Middle School from 2004 to 2007 She transitioned to KMC in 2007 and has been the ET at all three Kaiserslautern schools Congratulations to Sarah Loomis it is an incredible honor to be selected as the DoDEA Teacher of the Year and is a testament to her professionalism and dedication to our students said Dr Nancy Bresell DoDDS Europe Director We are extremely proud to have her on our team As DoDEA moves forward in the 21st Century teaching and learning environment Loomis is one of the teachers that will be leading the way said Dr Dell McMullen Kaiserslautern District Superintendent Sarah is an outstanding educator and models our expectations for collaboration in our 21st Century Schools said Dr McMullen She is a representative now not only for the Kaiserslautern District but for DoDEA She understands that the teacher s role is to prepare students for the world beyond the classroom and she knows that bringing the technology into the classroom is critical to making that happen For those who work closely with her daily Loomis is at home in the classroom Sarah was born to teach said Marion Sutton Kaiserslautern Elementary School principal She is constantly challenging herself and others by being a role model of what 21st Century teaching and learning are all about As the DoDEA teacher of the Year I am certain her visionary leadership will be transformational for DoDEA teachers The DoDEA Teacher of

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    Eligibility Enrollment Student Support Services Special Education Parents Students Employees Teachers Teacher of the Year School Liaison Officers Calendars Human Resources Equal Opportunity Supporting Offices Procurement Business Opportunities Non DoD Schools Contact Us Facebook Twitter Pinterest Flickr You Tube Search DoDEA Quick Links DoDEA Director Becoming a Teacher Current Vacancies DoDEA Curriculum Newsroom Press Releases Multimedia Media Advisories Publications Downloads DoDEA Celebrates Headlines DoDEA Quick Headlines Back to Previous Page All News Items 3 15 Infantry Supports Kessler Elementary Family Day Defense Video Imagery Distribution System Fort Stewart GA May 29 2014 Kessler Elementary Students enjoy activities with the soldiers from their Adopt A School Unit Photo 1st Lt Mike Welch FORT STEWART GA Soldiers from Company B 3rd Battalion 15th Infantry Regiment 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 3rd Infantry Division supported the Kessler Elementary School family day activities May 15 on Fort Stewart Having the opportunity to help inspire our youth and help them enjoy an ordinary day is a rewarding experience said Sgt Benjamin Young a team leader with company B and the non commissioned officer in charge of the unit s Adopt a School Program I am so grateful I had the opportunity to help students at

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    more children involved in knowing how to stay healthy fit and exercising The 2nd Battalion 58th Infantry Regiment WRBL and Kinetic Bank Loyd s partners in education sponsored a group of students and Families that met on Saturdays for activities and exercises Martinez said It was kind of like a field day she said Martinez said each PIE partner contributed in their own way The 2nd Bn 58th Inf Regt gave manpower and led exercises WRBL taught the children about the weather and choosing the right time to exercise and Kinetic Bank taught about leadership qualities and values and how to apply them she said Martinez said even though they have busy schedules they take the time to be at the school and that their actions set a good example for the students It takes more than one person to educate a child she said Martinez said the children would meet in the gymnasium for 30 minutes every morning doing different exercises and they would also participate in the Saturday running club which helped add miles to the project too Each week throughout the year a large map located in Loyd s hallway marked by a panther paw traced the converted exercise time into miles she said It was very impressive to see the children using pedometers to count the steps they take in the building Martinez said Martinez said winning the award was surprising but it wasn t all about the win It s not about winning its about what we can give to the children and what the children can get from all of the effort and energy that is put into doing things for them she said Wilson principal Renee Mallory said the year has been challenging So we decided the best way to enrich the lives of faculty was through service she said Mallory said the idea for their Project of the Year didn t come about until after the success of their first project last year Help the Hooch That project consisted of Wilson s PIE partners faculty staff students and parents collecting trash along the river at Uchee Creek We had such a huge turnout so we figured that could be the focus for the entire year while we continue to work in many areas Mallory said She said the 2nd Battalion 11th Infantry Regiment was the dominant PIE partner that assisted with the overall project Major Joel Kassulke really brought leadership said Lisa Galloway PIE facilitator He helped get volunteers for the project and came to every Citizen of the Month program where children were honored for their hard work responsibility and citizenship inside the classroom she said Though during the holidays she said another PIE partner Embracing Military Families a nonprofit organization helped fund the schools support of military Families in need and a clothing giveaway Their third PIE partner is the Veterans branch For the month of December faculty and students presented their PIE Partners with treats in appreciation of their

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